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The Poetry of Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman was an immense talent. And a prodigious one at that. Associated with the Free Verse movement his poems are usually on the longer side. Iconic works such as Leaves Of Grass divided opinion on their publication. Some argued it was obscene others such as Ralph Waldo Emerson rallied to his cause. Whitman was born on May 31st 1819 on Long Island. By the age of 11 his schooling was finished and he embarked on a series of jobs that eventually led to various newspaper editorships. He began to write poetry in the 1840s and in 1855 published his first of many versions of Leaves Of Grass. Thereafter he wrote solidly until his death on March 26, 1892. He is buried in Camden, New Jersey. Whitman wrote that “The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it."

Walt Whitman was an immense talent. And a prodigious one at that. Associated with the Free Verse movement his poems are usually on the longer side. Iconic works such as Leaves Of Grass divided opinion on their publication. Some argued it was obscene others such as Ralph Waldo Emerson rallied to his cause. Whitman was born on May 31st 1819 on Long Island. By the age of 11 his schooling was finished and he embarked on a series of jobs that eventually led to various newspaper editorships. He began to write poetry in the 1840s and in 1855 published his first of many versions of Leaves Of Grass. Thereafter he wrote solidly until his death on March 26, 1892. He is buried in Camden, New Jersey. Whitman wrote that “The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it."
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Walt Whitman was an immense talent. And a prodigious one at that. Associated with the Free Verse movement his poems are usually on the longer side. Iconic works such as Leaves Of Grass divided opinion on their publication. Some argued it was obscene others such as Ralph Waldo Emerson rallied to his cause. Whitman was born on May 31st 1819 on Long Island. By the age of 11 his schooling was finished and he embarked on a series of jobs that eventually led to various newspaper editorships. He began to write poetry in the 1840s and in 1855 published his first of many versions of Leaves Of Grass. Thereafter he wrote solidly until his death on March 26, 1892. He is buried in Camden, New Jersey. Whitman wrote that “The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Mitchley, William Hootkins, Gideon Wagner

Length:

1h 17m


Chapters

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01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

00:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:08